Episode #667: Horseless Carriages
First Broadcast: 4/28/14
After we discuss the National Popular Vote movement, we ask what I first asked on Twitter: Isn't it a bit hypocritical to let cops ride horses all over the city while opposing carriage horses in a park? You might already be aware of Mayor de Blasio's intention to ban horse-drawn carriages from Central Park, on the grounds that such activity is "inhumane." However, if that's the case, then wouldn't the entire mounted police unit of the NYPD be equally inhumane, if not more so? Not according to de Blasio, who says the comparison is "apples and oranges." Why doesn't the mayor have the same concern for police horses that he claims to have for carriage horses? It might have something to do with the carriage horse stables being located in the middle of "the largest private real-estate project in U.S. history," which would make their lots mighty valuable if they weren't full of horses and horseshit. It's pretty sad if our new mayor ends up being just as beholden to real estate interests as the old mayor, but you know what they say: The more things change...
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